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Anna Thorburn of Domaine l'Ancienne Ecole on leaving law to make wine in the Côtes du Rhône

Published:  22 July, 2014

Anna Thorburn talks with harpers.co.uk about embarking on every winelover's dream- chucking it all to move to France and starting a winery.  She imparts her experience and the lessons learned about the joys and hard work it takes to make such a dream a reality.

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Wine firms must be consumer-centric to win new generation of drinkers

Published:  22 July, 2014

Wine companies must have a "consumer-centric" approach to draw in and stay relevant to new generations of wine drinkers, says Rabobank.

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Tesco to replace chief executive, Philip Clarke, with outsider from Unilever

Published:  21 July, 2014

 

 

For the first time in decades Tesco is to be led by a chief executive that has been brought in from outside the company following the announcement that Philip Clarke is to step down in October.

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Spanish wines hit shelves at rock bottom prices to clear stock

Published:  21 July, 2014

Spanish wines will start hitting shelves at rock bottom prices of below £3.99 as exports drop by 3% in value despite increasing by 17% in volume.

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Rémy Cointreau still in decline after latest results released

Published:  18 July, 2014

Rémy Cointreau released its Q1 2014/2015 results today, reporting organic sales have slipped another 5.7% during Q1 ending on June 30, 2014 with the decline being driven by Remy Martin Cognac revenue continuing to fall another 15%.

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South Africa's Charles Back receives a Lifetime Achievement award at IWC 2014

Published:  17 July, 2014

Legendary South African winemaker and producer, Charles Back, received the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Wine Challenge awards dinner last night in London.

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French dominate Winemakers of the Year at the IWC 2014

Published:  17 July, 2014

France dominated the overall winemaker awards at last night's International Wine Challenge dinner picking up three of the main five prizes handed out.

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Glenrothes introduces a reserve edition matured in sherry casks from Jerez

Published:  16 July, 2014

The Glenrothes, the Speyside distillery, is releasing  a new expression that has been matured in specified sherry casks in Jerez, southern Spain.

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English Wine Producers revises ambitious target downwards

Published:  16 July, 2014

English Wine Producers has revised downwards ambitious targets of reaching £100 million worth of sales by next year, saying instead sales of £60 million are more likely.

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Beautiful South offers themed tastings and winemaker debates on Chile, Argentina and South Africa

Published:  15 July, 2014

A central "meet the winemaker" themed area will be the central focus for this September's combined Beautiful South tasting featuring wines from Chile, South Africa and Argentina.

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Casillero del Diablo's Wine Legend tour to reach one million people

Published:  15 July, 2014

Casillero del Diablo kicked off its Wine Legend UK tour on July 10, 2014 in the hope of promoting the brand to one million UK consumers on its branded bus tour.

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Your chance to enter and nominate brands for the Harpers Global Design Awards

Published:  14 July, 2014

If you have seen or worked with an exciting new drinks in the last 12 months then you can now nominate them to receive special recognition in the Harpers Global Design Awards.

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John Williams at Frog's Leap on the changing face of Californian winemaking

Published:  14 July, 2014

Reflecting on the recent period of uncertainty for this year's vintage in Napa Valley as a result of drought conditions in California, Katherine Canfield catches up with Frog's Leap winemaker, John Williams, in Rutherford to discuss how approaches to winemaking in the region are changing.

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Chiefs of the week: Glenmorangie's Dr Bill Lumsden - the McWilly Wonka of whisky

Published:  11 July, 2014

This week we tip our proverbial cap to the one and only Dr Bill Lumsden, whisky creator extraordinaire, who says his latest limited edition for Glenmorangie is his finest whisky to date.

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Chiefs of the week: Guy Woodward

Published:  11 July, 2014

Let's raise a glass to our new regular columnist Guy Woodward who is now entertaining Harpers readers with his insightful, cutting and controversial views.

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Australian premium wine not growing as fast as key competitors

Published:  11 July, 2014

Australian wine is not growing as fast at the premium end of the market as key competing countries like France, according to figures from Nielsen.

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UK wine buyers to look more closely at alcohol levels, says Portman chief

Published:  11 July, 2014

UK wine buyers will start factoring alcohol content into their buying decisions on the back of a new Responsibility Deal pledge around lower alcohol house wines, says Portman Group chief Henry Ashworth. 

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Frescobaldi family to open first UK restaurant

Published:  10 July, 2014

Acclaimed Italian wine family, the Frescobaldis, is to open its first standalone restaurant and wine bar in the UK.

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David Babich on how carefully matched food helps bring his wines alive

Published:  10 July, 2014

David Babich, general manager of the family-owned Babich Wines, which reaped its first vintage in Auckland's Henderson Valley in 1916, along with Dinah Kinnear, sales manager for Europe, introduced their wine range at a special event hosted by UK distributor, PLB, at London's Underground Cookery School.

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Calling all drinks businesses: share your Responsibility Deal successes

Published:  10 July, 2014

Following this week's public backing of the drinks industry by the government for the work it has done to comply with the Responsibility Deal, Harpers is now giving drinks businesses the chance to share and publicise the efforts they have made.

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